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Some of the Conditions which can be helped by Custom Foot Orthotics

Lower Back Pain: Pain in the lower section of spine and surrounding muscles. Symptoms usually come as aching, soreness and tight lower back muscle and joints. Mainly come with standing, walking or running. The most common cause of lower back pain which usually goes undetected by doctors is flat feet or high arched feet.

Solution: Short term solution is to treat the symptoms of lower back by your Vancouver chiropractor using chiropractic adjustment. The long term solution is to resolve and correct the cause by using foot orthotics.

Piriformis Syndrome: Lower back pain initiated from buttock or gluteal muscles which radiates to lower spine or thighs. Pain around lower spine and muscle of lower back. Causes: Flat feet or high arched feet which creates imbalance in the lower body that leads to gluteal and piriformis muscles and causes irritation of sciatic nerve and excessive pronation or supination of feet.

Solution: Custom foot orthotics to correct and balance the arch height.

Illio-Tibial Band Syndrome: (ITB) This is a fascia which connects the patella or knee cap to the outside of pelvic bones. Symptoms: Pain on the side of the thighs near the knees. Sometimes around the knee cap or on the outsides of one or both knees. Causes: Over pronation, over supination,and or flat feet. Running downhills exacerbates this condition.

Solution: Correcting the faulty foot’s biomechanics, using custom foot orthotics.

Patello-Femoral Syndrome: Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a term used to describe pain at the front of the knee from the patella or kneecap. Causes: Flat feet or high arches cause rotation of leg bone which will stress the knee and the ligaments holding the knee joint together.

Solution: Correcting the flat or high arches and the resulting pronation or supination via foot orthotics.

Chondromalacia Patella: (Runner’s knee) Chondromalacia patella is the softening and breakdown of the tissue (cartilage) that lines the underside of the kneecap (patella). It is a common cause of anterior knee pain. The condition is more common in females. It can be related to the abnormal position of the knee. The knee cap (patella) sits over the front of your knee joint. As you bend or straighten your knee, the underside of the patella glides over the bones that make up the knee. Custom foot orthotics are used for correcting and treating this condition.

Shin Splints: Shin splints, also known as medial tibial stress syndrome, are a common condition characterized by pain along the shinbone (tibia), which is the large bone in the front of your lower leg. Shin splints often occur in athletes and individuals who engage in activities that involve repetitive stress on the legs, such as running, dancing, or jumping. This foot condition can be helped by Custom foot orthotics.

Achilles Tendonitis: This pain is located on back of the heel. Pain and inflammation of the bursa which sits between the Achilles tendon and the heel bone. Symptoms include pain and tightness at the back of the heel where the Achilles tendon attaches to the bone. This foot condition can be helped by Custom foot orthotics.

Plantar Fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is probably the most common cause of heel and foot pain. The plantar fascia muscle or band of tissue under the foot and arch becomes inflamed causing heel pain which may radiate into the foot. The pain can be sharp at times. Pain is worse first thing in the morning but eases off only to gradually get worse later on. This foot condition can be helped by Custom foot orthotics.

Bunions: Bunions are a common foot condition that affects the joint at the base of the big toe. They occur when the bone or tissue at the joint becomes misaligned, causing the big toe to point inward toward the other toes. This misalignment can lead to a bony bump on the side of the foot, which is characteristic of bunions. This foot condition can be helped by Custom foot orthotics.

Heel Spur: Heel pain caused from heel spur is similar to plantar fasciitis. A heel spur is a calcification of the tendon and a growth inside the heel where the plantar fascia attaches. Symptoms are similar to plantar fasciitis but a heel spur can be present without pain and vice versa. This pain can be sharp all day and it is secondary to flat feet. Custom foot orthotics would be very helpful for this foot condition.

Morton’s Neuroma: Morton’s neuroma, also known as interdigital neuroma, is a common foot condition characterized by the thickening of the tissue around one of the nerves leading to the toes, typically between the third and fourth toes. This thickening of the nerve can cause pain, numbness, tingling, or a burning sensation in the ball of the foot or between the toes. Morton’s neuroma often feels like there is a small pebble or marble inside the shoe. Requires custom foot orthotics to reduce the pressure on the nerves which are passing between the foot bones or metatarsal bones.

Calluses: Callous formation, also known as a callus, is a thickened and hardened area of skin that develops in response to repeated pressure, friction, or irritation. Calluses typically form on areas of the skin that experience repetitive rubbing or mechanical stress, such as the hands, feet, or knees. They serve as a protective mechanism to shield the skin from damage and reduce the risk of blisters or injuries in high-pressure areas. Requires custom foot insoles to correct the alignment of the foot. This will take the pressure away from the heel and the joint of the big toe of your foot.

Heel pain: Heel pain is a common foot complaint that can affect people of all ages and activity levels. It can occur due to various factors and conditions, each requiring different approaches to management and treatment. Requires custom foot orthotics to correct the alignment of the foot.

Metatarsalgia: Metatarsalgia is a common foot condition characterized by pain and inflammation in the ball of the foot, specifically in the area where the metatarsal bones connect to the toes. The metatarsals are the long bones in the midfoot region that form the arch of the foot and help distribute weight during walking, running, and standing. Metatarsalgia can affect one or more metatarsal heads (the rounded ends of the metatarsal bones) and is often associated with activities that involve high-impact or repetitive pressure on the feet. Requires custom foot orthotics to correct the alignment of the foot.

Flat Feet/ Low Arches/ Pes planus: Flat feet, also known as fallen arches or pes planus, is a common foot condition where the arches of the feet are lower than normal or completely flattened, causing the entire sole of the foot to come into contact with the ground. This can result in altered foot mechanics, changes in gait, and potential issues with foot alignment and stability. Requires custom foot insoles to correct the alignment of the foot.

High Arches/ Pes Cavus: High arches, also known as pes cavus or cavus foot, refer to a foot structure where the arch of the foot is unusually raised or curved, resulting in less surface area in contact with the ground during standing or walking. This condition can affect one or both feet and is characterized by a distinctively high arch appearance, where the toes and heel may appear more pronounced or elevated than usual. Requires foot orthotics to correct the alignment of the foot.

Over Pronation: Overpronation is a common foot condition that occurs when the foot rolls inward excessively while walking or running. This inward rolling motion causes the arch of the foot to flatten and the ankle to turn inward, leading to biomechanical imbalances and potential issues with foot alignment. Overpronation can affect people of all ages and activity levels and may contribute to various foot and lower limb problems if not properly addressed. Requires custom foot orthotics to correct the alignment of the foot.

Short Leg/ Heel Lift: A short leg heel lift, also known as a shoe lift or heel insert, is a device used to address leg length discrepancies or differences in the length of the legs. Leg length discrepancies can occur due to various reasons, such as genetics, injuries, or developmental abnormalities. When one leg is shorter than the other, it can lead to issues with posture, gait, and musculoskeletal alignment, potentially causing discomfort or pain in the hips, back, or lower extremities. This condition requires foot orthotics with specific heel lift to correct the alignment of the foot.

At Burrard Chiropractic and Foot Orthotics we are able to help our patients with the concerns they may have about their feet, ankle, knee and Low back conditions.

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